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Sustainability Charter Presentation to Council March 2, 2009
Purpose of the Presentation <ul><li>To update Council on: </li></ul><ul><li>The Sustainability Charter; and </li></ul><ul>...
Presentation Outline <ul><li>Background and History </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Development...
Background and History <ul><li>Since 1990 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Langley Tomorrow Program/Surveys  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Sustainability Charter Development Process <ul><li>2005: Towards Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Sustainability by ...
Sustainability Vision To build a legacy for future generations by leading and committing the community to a lifestyle that...
Sustainability Goals
Sustainability Goals - Example
Implementation – action items <ul><li>Integrate initiatives, indicators, reports and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Take advant...
Implementation – Integration <ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Action Charter, Sustainable Region Init...
Implementation – Bill 27 (Green Communities) <ul><li>a new requirement for all local governments to set greenhouse gas emi...
Implementation – Development Checklist <ul><li>collaborate with the development community (UDI) and Livability Accord part...
Implementation – Mainstreaming <ul><li>Use the corporate website to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a central source of...
<ul><li>In 2001, the Township committed to the FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program </li></ul><ul><li>Five ...
<ul><li>In 2007, the Township signed the provincial Climate Action Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Commitments: </li></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>The Township can expect its first rebate in the amount of $21,304 by March 31 st </li></ul><ul><li>This chart pres...
Corporate Emissions Inventory <ul><li>In 2004, the Township released its corporate GHG inventory revealing that the majori...
Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan <ul><li>In 2006, the Township completed its Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan,...
<ul><li>Since adoption of the plan, several actions have been taken to limit corporate emissions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ne...
<ul><li>Satisfy the community component of the PCP program </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfy the GHG targets and reduction measure...
<ul><li>District heat study expected to identify sources of local, low-cost, renewable heat sources available for use by o...
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Sustainability Presentation To Council March 2, 2009

  1. 1. Sustainability Charter Presentation to Council March 2, 2009
  2. 2. Purpose of the Presentation <ul><li>To update Council on: </li></ul><ul><li>The Sustainability Charter; and </li></ul><ul><li>The various related initiatives underway </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Background and History </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Development Process </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Goals </li></ul><ul><li>and Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Community Impacts </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background and History <ul><li>Since 1990 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Langley Tomorrow Program/Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socially, Economically and Environmentally balanced lifestyle </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sustainability Charter Development Process <ul><li>2005: Towards Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Sustainability by Design (SxD) </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Expert Panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Community Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008: Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Cafés </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sustainability Vision To build a legacy for future generations by leading and committing the community to a lifestyle that is socially, culturally, economically, and environmentally balanced.
  7. 7. Sustainability Goals
  8. 8. Sustainability Goals - Example
  9. 9. Implementation – action items <ul><li>Integrate initiatives, indicators, reports and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of Bill 27 (Green Communities) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider implementing a Sustainable Development Checklist in collaboration with Livability Accord partners </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the FCM Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program and BC Climate Action Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Start work on a Community Energy & Emissions Plan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Implementation – Integration <ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Action Charter, Sustainable Region Initiative, Livability Accord </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International, National, Provincial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local – Township and neighbourhood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Sustainability Reporting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Corporate Report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Development, Engineering, Finance, Parks and Recreation, Protective Services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Implementation – Bill 27 (Green Communities) <ul><li>a new requirement for all local governments to set greenhouse gas emission targets and establish policies and actions to reduce emissions in their official community plans by May 31, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>enables local governments to alter or waive development cost charges for projects that result in low environmental impact - reduce energy and water consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>enables establishment of development permit areas for the purpose of promoting energy conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Implementation – Development Checklist <ul><li>collaborate with the development community (UDI) and Livability Accord partners to: </li></ul><ul><li>develop a Sustainable Development Checklist that will be used to: </li></ul><ul><li>assess, encourage and evaluate development proposals that contribute to achieving sustainability objectives </li></ul>
  13. 13. Implementation – Mainstreaming <ul><li>Use the corporate website to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a central source of sustainability information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Report sustainability targets and indicators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share sustainability ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspire others to think and act in a sustainable manner </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>In 2001, the Township committed to the FCM’s Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program </li></ul><ul><li>Five Milestone framework assists Canadian municipalities in lowering corporate and community GHG emissions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Milestone 1 – measure emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milestone 2 – set emissions target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milestone 3 – develop emissions reduction plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milestone 4 – implement plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milestone 5 – report progress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Since joining the PCP program, several projects have advanced environmental sustainability in Langley </li></ul>FCM Partners for Climate Protection Program
  15. 15. <ul><li>In 2007, the Township signed the provincial Climate Action Charter </li></ul><ul><li>Commitments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon neutral municipal operations by 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy-efficient neighbourhoods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting corporate emissions annually/publically to Climate Registry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes the Township eligible for a carbon tax rebate through the (CARIP) meant to enable municipalities that have signed the charter to implement measures to reduce emissions. </li></ul>BC Climate Action Charter
  16. 16. <ul><li>The Township can expect its first rebate in the amount of $21,304 by March 31 st </li></ul><ul><li>This chart presents the Township’s projected annual carbon tax rebate through to 2012 </li></ul>Carbon Tax Rebate (CARIP)
  17. 17. Corporate Emissions Inventory <ul><li>In 2004, the Township released its corporate GHG inventory revealing that the majority of corporate emissions result from its fleet and facility sectors </li></ul>
  18. 18. Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan <ul><li>In 2006, the Township completed its Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan, with a target of decreasing corporate emissions by 10% below year 2000 levels by 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>one – our new environment, concept introduced to create a consistent image for climate protection efforts </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Since adoption of the plan, several actions have been taken to limit corporate emissions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Civic Facility, Canada’s first LEED-CI Silver rated municipal building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan to install a heat extraction system at the Aldergrove Water Treatment Plant reducing annual corporate emissions by up to 100 tonnes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fleet named BC’s first, Canada’s third, E3 Rated Fleet – E3 Silver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced Responsible aimed at expanding recycling and composting opportunities for staff, decreasing corporate solid waste </li></ul></ul>Corporate GHG Emissions Reduction Plan
  20. 20. <ul><li>Satisfy the community component of the PCP program </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfy the GHG targets and reduction measures requirements of Bill 27 </li></ul><ul><li>Build upon the results of the district heat pre-feasibility study expected to identify all renewable heat sources available in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Chart a course of action for our entire community in moving towards deep emission reductions and greatly improved local air quality </li></ul>Community Energy & Emissions Plan
  21. 21. <ul><li>District heat study expected to identify sources of local, low-cost, renewable heat sources available for use by our community </li></ul><ul><li>Created a partnership with BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) and their Mobility Matters program – April 2009 launch </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008, we conducted a pilot project aimed at decreasing idling at five of our major rail crossings – resulted in 40% reduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In February, NRCan informed the Township that it has been chosen for a $105,000 ecoENERGY grant to conduct a similar anti-idling campaign throughout our entire municipality this summer </li></ul></ul>Community Impacts
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